Started with Horizon Hospice as a volunteer in 1998, became the director in 2005. Completed Doulagivers class in 2021.
I started this hospice journey long before those dates. When my sister died alone in a hospital. She had people that loved her very much, no reason for her to take her final breath without my hand in hers. If hospice or a doula would have been involved I know I would have been at the bedside. It was a long grieving process to come to terms with her death and the pain I felt in my heart not only because she was gone, it seemed magnified by the fact she was all alone. If I can help any person from that, it has been my life work.